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The Last Battle of Vietnam
The American Thinker ^ | November 13th, 2004 | Russ Vaughn

Posted on 11/13/2004 12:04:13 PM PST by Horatio Gates

The Last Battle of Vietnam

It never occurred to me, ever before,
That our Navy would win the Vietnam War.
When they took to their boats in this year of elections,
With the mission of making some major corrections
I shared their belief, John should not be elected,
And their view overdue, truth should be resurrected.
Yet I questioned the course they’d set themselves for,
Knowing how John was loved by the media whore.

Ignored and dismissed by the media queens
Being shrewd, savvy sailors they still found the means
To reach out to the people, to open their eyes
To a phony John Kerry and his war story lies.
With their very first ad, they torpedoed his boat,
A Cambodian Christmas would no longer float.
His heroics unraveled, his stories fell flat,
Especially that one ‘bout his magical hat.

John called on his lawyers and media whores,
And threatened the Swiftees with vile legal wars.
But these warriors kept charging back into the fire,
And made the folks wonder, “Is Kerry a Liar?”
Till the question of whether he’s telling the truth
Was still in their minds in the election day booth.
So the brave Swiftees gave us what we’d not had before,
They gave us our victory in the Vietnam War.

Those brave, stalwart sailors, falsely labeled as liars,
Stood firm and stood tall, kept directing their fires,
Steadfast, unrelenting, they served once again,
And defeated John Kerry, these honorable men.
All Vets can take pride, yes all, not just some,
That we won the last battle of Vietnam.
It took far too long to bring an end to our war
But we did, November Second, Two Thousand Four.

To our Brothers, forever, on that long black Wall,
You’ve been vindicated now, one and all.

Russ Vaughn 2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division Vietnam 65-66

Russ Vaughn is the Poet Laureate of The American Thinker


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2004; kerry; kerrydefeat; patriot; poem; poetry; swiftboats; swiftboatvets; vietnam
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1 posted on 11/13/2004 12:04:13 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: mhking; ALOHA RONNIE; MeekOneGOP; JohnHuang2; nutmeg; Seadog Bytes; RonDog; NormsRevenge; ...

This great poem/ode to the Swift Vets needs some legs, bumps, and pings.


2 posted on 11/13/2004 12:18:43 PM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: Chieftain; shotokan

CH for your ping list.


3 posted on 11/13/2004 12:20:31 PM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; JulieRNR21; Cindy; Smartass; devolve; sweetliberty; shotokan

FYI and ping lists.


4 posted on 11/13/2004 12:25:32 PM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: shotokan

one I got today:

think Mr. Kerry found that what goes around – COMES AROUND! Truth, Honor and the “American” way – sounds from our past.


Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Bold John sailed forth in his faux scow,
Till the Swiftees fired across his bow;
And legions of irate attorneys,
Could not defend Cambodian journeys,
Nor stories of his fabled hat,
So voters sensed they smelled a rat.
And while the networks denied them prime,
The Swiftees surely got their time.

While John screamed it was all a smear,
O'Brien came across sincere,
And forced Big John to duck the press,
To run, to hide from his specious mess.
But relentless those old Swiftee guys,
They bit, hung on, exposed his lies.
These brave old warriors once again
Stood for their country, for their kin.

They made us all look one more time
At the traitor who'd charged them with crime,
And gave false witness to their deeds,
For nothing more than political needs.
It's a smear proclaimed the New York Times,
Those liars all committed crimes.
Chris Matthews raged, foamed at the mouth,
Still the turncoat's campaign headed south.

So the Swiftboat Veterans' charges stuck,
And made poor John a sitting duck.
He had no answers, no glib replies,
To cover up his treasonous lies;
That made us think, our minds aware,
The Swiftees had some truth in there;
What if he'd faked his combat valor,
Were all those medals tinged with pallor?

Dan Rather would not pay them heed,
But still the Swiftees made John bleed.
The mainstream pundits called them liars;
But no lefty slant could staunch these fires.
The blazes that these Swiftees set,
Were burning John Boy's ass you bet;
And those Swiftboat fires just burned away,
Till they fried John's ass on election day.

Now all you heroes on that Wall,
Take solace seeing Kerry fall.
This scheming "pol" who stained your name,
Has been denied his claim to fame.
The Swiftees stood and did their best,
Denied the traitor his life's quest.
You can rest in peace our honored kin,
Your honor restored by honorable men.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division Vietnam
65-66


5 posted on 11/13/2004 12:27:00 PM PST by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: shotokan

Bookmarked and BUMP


6 posted on 11/13/2004 12:30:13 PM PST by CedarDave (Served with pride alongside the Swifties, USCG patrol boat, Coastal Division 13, Viet Nam, 1967-68.)
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To: ArmyBratCutie

Vaughn is great. I've been a fan since I heard Rush mention americanthinker.com


7 posted on 11/13/2004 12:32:19 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: shotokan

Honorably-Discharged-Navy-Vet-66-67 *BUMP*


8 posted on 11/13/2004 12:35:46 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck
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To: shotokan

Bump to the top!


9 posted on 11/13/2004 12:56:30 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: shotokan
Hear hear!

(Standing on chair, applauding!)

10 posted on 11/13/2004 12:59:21 PM PST by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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To: shotokan

That was beautiful and moving. Thank you!


11 posted on 11/13/2004 1:00:53 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: Grampa Dave; shotokan; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; ...
The Last Battle of Vietnam

This great poem/ode to the Swift Vets needs some legs, bumps, and pings.

Yeah. Way to go, Swiftboat Vets!


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


12 posted on 11/13/2004 1:01:45 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

BUMP


13 posted on 11/13/2004 1:04:00 PM PST by international american (GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS! LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!!)
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To: shotokan

MSM still refuses to tell the real story about Hanoi Kerry!

ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times
is part of THE cover up of the election.

Do you wonder why the Left whines about the election results?

They still think Hanoi Kerry is a "war hero"

They don't know what a traitor he is!

And I don't know about you but
I'm sick and tired of the Right media saying
"what an honorable man Senator Kerry is"

Why isn't the Right all over Hanoi Kerry
to be impeached from the US Senate?

"In a bombshell development that could have turned President Bush's victory into a landslide
had it come out before the election, John Kerry wrote in his Vietnam war diary that
he met with "terrorists" in Paris - a revelation that "flabbergasted" his running mate John Edwards."

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/11/7/101350.shtml

And still the MSM,
ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times
hide the truth from America.

And still 99 US Senators refuse to impeach this traitor.

Timeline of John Kerry

http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html

Hanoi Approved of Role Played By Kerry and VVAW

http://www.nysun.com/article/3756

The whole 42:09 Stolen Honor online FREE right now! E-mail it NOW!

Stolen Honor nails Kerry and the VVAW
and how they lied at Winter Soldier.
And how Kerry lied to the US Senate in 1971
And how Kerry and his pack of liars caused our POW's to suffer!

Kerry and the DNC cannot stop
EVERYONE on the internet from seeing this!

http://stolenhonor.com/documentary/watch-video.asp

EXPOSE HANOI KERRY!

Distribute these url's!

http://tonkin.spymac.net/hanoikerry1.html

There is a backup site
if the 1st url is unavailable.

http://stophanoikerry.150m.com/


14 posted on 11/13/2004 1:08:43 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Jane and Hanoi Kerry sitting in a tree, sitting in a tree F-R-E-N-C-H-I-N-G)
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To: Grampa Dave

It's getting Pinged and Bumped by me. I loved it. He said it all. God Bless America and all who have Defended Her past, present, and the future to come.


15 posted on 11/13/2004 1:10:22 PM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270 America voted and said we are One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.)
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To: JOE43270

MEN, BOYS, GIRLS, WOMEN, THIS IS A GREAT POEM!
Ping! Btttt! Bounce! - - -


16 posted on 11/13/2004 1:14:30 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: shotokan; .45MAN

***Bump***


17 posted on 11/13/2004 1:17:48 PM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: Warrior Nurse; Taxman; Veritas et equitas ad Votum; krunkygirl; Dutchgirl; OXENinFLA; cyn; ...

Great poem worth sharing!


18 posted on 11/13/2004 1:22:08 PM PST by Chieftain (Thank you Swift Boat Veterans/POWs/Vietnam Veterans for Truth - you did it for ALL your brothers!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

BTTT


19 posted on 11/13/2004 1:25:47 PM PST by Aeronaut (This is no ordinary time. And George W. Bush is no ordinary leader." --George Pataki)
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To: Chieftain

Applause!


20 posted on 11/13/2004 1:35:14 PM PST by MEG33 ( Congratulations President Bush!..Thank you God. Four More Years!)
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To: shotokan; Calpernia; radu; vetvetdoug; risk; Jimmy Valentine's brother; kristinn

.

Long, Long ago...


JOHN KERRY
HILLARY RODHAM
BILL CLINTON and
JANE FONDA...


...all agreed with our Communist Terrorist Enemy HO CHI MINH's Hanoi Radio lyingly telling the world that there wasn't a single Communist North Vietnamese Army Soldier invading a then Free South Vietnam.


Or was there..?


See:

There Wasn't a Single Communist North Vietnmese Army Soldier inside a then Free South Vietnam

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1278933/posts

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21 posted on 11/13/2004 1:37:06 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: shotokan

Thanks for the thread.

---USN 63-67 - SFP2(DV). Honorable Discharge - Earned. (0 addendums, amendments, re-writes, pardons).


22 posted on 11/13/2004 1:51:16 PM PST by Diver Dave (Stay Prayed Up)
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To: shotokan

Printed, and going up on our A.L. Post bulletin board


23 posted on 11/13/2004 2:00:14 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: JOE43270

I will be sending it out to my mail lists next week.

What a great poem by a man who served in Nam.


24 posted on 11/13/2004 2:04:29 PM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: shotokan; All

Someone should take Kerry to court to remove him from office, seeing as he aided and conforted the enemy..


25 posted on 11/13/2004 2:09:05 PM PST by 1stFreedom
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To: shotokan

.

The First Battle of the Vietnam War =


The Battle of IA DRANG-1965

(Photos)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set2.htm
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set3.htm
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

.


26 posted on 11/13/2004 2:09:13 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ArmyBratCutie

great poem. thanks


27 posted on 11/13/2004 2:09:55 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: JOE43270

I pinged some big pingers, and they will respond when they are on the board again.


28 posted on 11/13/2004 2:35:20 PM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: JDoutrider

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NEVER FORGET


JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320


...and of Free People everywhere.


...Still..!!!



NEVER FORGET

.


29 posted on 11/13/2004 2:50:00 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: shotokan

These heros came through for America again !


30 posted on 11/13/2004 2:51:47 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

'The Last Battle of Vietnam'
(poetry Ping.)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1279237/posts


31 posted on 11/13/2004 2:52:57 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Aren't we all glad that john kerry isn't president?)
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To: shotokan; Chieftain; Naomi4

What a terrific poem.
My liberal friends amaze me with their perspectives:
1) Kerry is a hero because he was anti-war at a time when they were anti-war.
2) He was honorable because he "didn't want soldiers to die" and "we were losing"
3) He was just a young kid who didn't know any better.
4) The swfitboat vets are just "picking on details and no one can really know what happened"

The liberals are not changing their tune.

The Swiftees have hit the Snake in the head with a shovel...but the Snake is still in the field!


32 posted on 11/13/2004 3:01:32 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (End of an era.....Arafat is dead!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thank's for those links. I'd been to lzxray.com before but not those particular pages. Tomorrow is the 39th anniversary of LZ Xray day 1. No better time to say thanks for your service.


33 posted on 11/13/2004 4:17:20 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: Grampa Dave
THANKS FOR THE PING

34 posted on 11/13/2004 4:24:43 PM PST by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY to 2008 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: shotokan

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November 14, 1965 =

IA DRANG S-1 Personnel Clerk RONNIE GUYER, standing in front of the PLEI ME Special Forces Camp awaiting Air Assault into the Valley of Death known as the IA DRANG

(3rd Photo Down)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

.


35 posted on 11/13/2004 4:32:31 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: dansangel

Drive-by BUMP


36 posted on 11/13/2004 4:35:03 PM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: dansangel
I'll call your drive-by bump and raise you one!

Great poems, dead on!

37 posted on 11/13/2004 4:52:28 PM PST by TexasCowboy (Texan by birth, citizen of Jesusland by the Grace of God)
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To: Grampa Dave; Bob J; Mata-Sherry; SAR_dude; floriduh voter; dorben; gatorman; Fearless Flyers; ...

FRiends: "The Last Battle of Vietnam" is a great poem you must read.........PING!


38 posted on 11/13/2004 5:00:36 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (We Love Ya....Dubya!)
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To: Chieftain

Thanks for the ping......I've sent it all over the internet......BUMP


39 posted on 11/13/2004 5:01:41 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (We Love Ya....Dubya!)
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To: JulieRNR21
THANKS FOR THE PING

40 posted on 11/13/2004 5:12:31 PM PST by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY to 2008 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: Chieftain; ALOHA RONNIE; Ragtime Cowgirl; mhking; Vets_Husband_and_Wife; ...

Great poem worth sharing!

===


41 posted on 11/13/2004 5:12:42 PM PST by JLO
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To: shotokan; All

Thanks for posting this!


42 posted on 11/13/2004 5:14:13 PM PST by JLO
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To: shotokan; ALOHA RONNIE; All

You should thoroughly check the entire site. It's pretty amazing.


http://www.lzray.com


43 posted on 11/13/2004 5:23:59 PM PST by JLO
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks for the ping to this.


44 posted on 11/13/2004 5:25:59 PM PST by JLO
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To: shotokan; JLO

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Try: http://www.lzxray.com

It's Lt. Gen. HAL G. MOORE's & JOE GALLOWAY's own "WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE and YOUNG" Website.

.


45 posted on 11/13/2004 5:32:28 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; JLO

A few years back I borrowed (I've since bought it) the book from my lieutenant. I returned it to him two days later. I couldn't put it down.


46 posted on 11/13/2004 5:46:34 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: MeekOneGOP

bttt


47 posted on 11/13/2004 5:48:55 PM PST by CGVet58 (God has granted us Liberty, and we owe Him Courage in return)
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To: TexasCowboy
I'll call your drive-by bump and raise you one!

I'll see your raise and bump you one more! :-)

48 posted on 11/13/2004 6:02:45 PM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: dansangel
Well, I'm a Marine!

I could never fold!

I call!

49 posted on 11/13/2004 6:09:15 PM PST by TexasCowboy (Texan by birth, citizen of Jesusland by the Grace of God)
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To: shotokan

ping


50 posted on 11/13/2004 6:12:09 PM PST by oldbrowser (You lost the election.....................Get over it.)
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